South Florida cities narrow roads to ...

South Florida cities narrow roads to make them people friendly

There are 95 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 5, 2008, titled South Florida cities narrow roads to make them people friendly. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The incredulous callers don't hold back when they ask the Delray Beach city engineer about the seaside municipality's yearlong experiment reducing Federal Highway to two lanes from three between Southeast 10th ...

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talldude

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#97 Jun 6, 2008
concerned one wrote:
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I know America is in very DEEP trouble. And everything I have ever said before that I know has come into being. What I am saying is no secret. Just check out the articles that are in the news. America is in very DEEP trouble.
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The many severe devastating problems America is facing due to AUTO VEHICLES is a FACT.

What is curious is there are never any posts submitted in the forum with SOLUTIONS for those problems. There are MANY infantile, silly, brainless, posts. But never any SOLUTIONS.>>>>
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Not only is "concerned one" now quoting themselves,but I don't see them saying anything other than "I told you so"...

So "concerned one", put your money where your mouth is. Other than telling the obvious, or saying over and over again and again...and again..."I told you so", why don't you post YOUR well-thought out, intelligent, logical solutions to the problems you keep saying you "warned everyone about",... that is, if you're arm isn't sore from patting yourself on your own back.
HELPER

Delray Beach, FL

#99 Jun 6, 2008
The working class wrote:
This is the best idea ever! Encouraging motorists to abide by the posted speed limits is great. Too many drivers disregard the speed limits and have no regard for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, other motorists, and themselves.
When bicyclist observe traffic laws, then maybe you have a point!
Einstein

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#100 Jun 6, 2008
PhoneBill wrote:
Einstein, this is a great post. I especially like the mention about how bad the smell became after increasing the congestion. Perhaps this is a good idea after all; maybe the residents who asked for it will get fed up with the smell and move out. Then we can widen the road and start all over again. I kid, because I love.
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I snipped the quote but the original is here,
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/south-flori... .
Duly forgiven (also mere citizen).

Thanks for the compliment.

I have noticed that across the country a great deal of our infrastructure has been going to pot. In Europe, WWII forced them to rebuild. We still have a lot of vital infracture that either dates back to the 19th Century and often is integrated with newer additions, making the whole vulnerable.

I don't advocate blowiing it all up, but it is pretty clear that the misallocation of tax money to such low return projects we call entitlements is absurd.

The problem is, it usually takes an ongoing, i.e., long lasting, horrendous, event to shake people up enough to really do something that will last.

Our last "religious experience" was WW II. I am certain that if we hadn't have had a dozen nasty years behind us, we would not have fought as ferociously.

People that have been through the Great Depression weren't going to take any guff from some PC, socialist press. They went out and did what they had to do, which was kick fascist butt over into the abyss. There weren't any tears about what we did to Germany and Japan, especially the latter, who were such barbarians that they made the Germans and Russians look like choir boys at times.

I digress. I would hope that my countrymen would get their act together before a few nukes go off in our country.
for an aware public

San Jose, CA

#101 Jun 6, 2008
it's a credit to the ignorance of a population which feels assured in saying 'most cities are widening roads'...something that has not happened since the words 'new urbanism; was coined over 20 years ago and took hold over a decade ago.
jrp777

Duluth, MN

#102 Jun 6, 2008
Dumb, Dumb, Dumb! Some developers want this for their poorly planned roadside condos. I've lived in Delray for 23 years and I've yet to hear of any fellow long time resident who's in favor of this.

“what ,hey try this,ok done”

Since: Dec 06

south florida

#103 Jun 7, 2008
jrp777 wrote:
Dumb, Dumb, Dumb! Some developers want this for their poorly planned roadside condos. I've lived in Delray for 23 years and I've yet to hear of any fellow long time resident who's in favor of this.
your right and when someones killed in a auto wreck..who they goin to sue..tax payers,the lawyer will claim and win..unsafe street,like they have won 1000s of times before..its a shame we the tax payer are being set up for these low life people..they got to all be republicans ..there motto is to steal.lie,cheat,kill and laugh at us..what a shame..lol..gas is all there fault..called exxon loophole,and bush took an amendment out of FARM BILL,AND NOW SENATE AND CONGRESS HAS TO DO THE OVER RIDE VETO ALL OVER,GREAT RIP OFF BUSH AND CHENY.THEY ARE SCUM..

Since: Jul 07

Miami, Florida

#104 Jun 23, 2008
boru wrote:
Let's see if I have this straight... Narrowing roads, slowing traffic, increasing congestion and $4.00/gal gas consumption are now viewed as a good thing.
For every two lanes removed, one light rail (or a non-motor lane) could be added in one lane and trees, plants etc could be added to the other.

I could cross the street without playing "frogger" with my life.

“what ,hey try this,ok done”

Since: Dec 06

south florida

#105 Jun 24, 2008
Tropic wrote:
<quoted text>For every two lanes removed, one light rail (or a non-motor lane) could be added in one lane and trees, plants etc could be added to the other.
I could cross the street without playing "frogger" with my life.
years agao people new not to put trees in the middle of the road,but today we have them in boca and in delray,car going 30 miles an hour and loses control..blam well you know what happens..lol
Helio

Hollywood, FL

#106 Jun 24, 2008
Ignorance wrote:
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Your attitude and that of others on this blog is a perfect representation of the majority of South Florida. A hell hole (I spent 10 yrs there) you call paradise is filled with totally self absorbed gold diggers who show blatant disregard for their fellow citizens.
I'm one of the fortunate who sold in late 05 and got the hell out of Dodge! I will return one day to experience all Florida has to offer, which is 4 months as a snowbird to enjoy the winter warmth.
If you're lucky, neither you or a loved one will become part of the statistics in the future.
Please stay home. We have enough morally superior jerks here already.

Since: Jul 07

Miami, Florida

#107 Jun 24, 2008
whodawatda wrote:
<quoted text>years ago people knew not to put trees in the middle of the road,but today we have them in boca and in delray,car going 30 miles an hour and loses control..blam well you know what happens..lol
Trees don't hit cars. Out-of-control drivers hit trees, usually due to speeding. The tree always wins.

Back on-topic: the suggestion of the story is that cities should be livable- not just crowded and dangerous areas for vehicles to zip through. Narrowing streets is only one idea that is being described as an "experiment".

Another might be the even-odd license idea. Even numbers allowed downtown on Mon, Tues. Odd allowed on Wed, Thu.(or other variant).

Imagine this..... no vehicles allowed downtown on Sunday. Now you can walk, ride your bike, walk the dog, be with your kids in a social and friendlier downtown environment, if only for one safe day.

Just dreaming but you see what I mean. The ideas exist but which ideas are best?

“what ,hey try this,ok done”

Since: Dec 06

south florida

#108 Jun 24, 2008
Tropic wrote:
<quoted text>Trees don't hit cars. Out-of-control drivers hit trees, usually due to speeding. The tree always wins.
Back on-topic: the suggestion of the story is that cities should be livable- not just crowded and dangerous areas for vehicles to zip through. Narrowing streets is only one idea that is being described as an "experiment".
Another might be the even-odd license idea. Even numbers allowed downtown on Mon, Tues. Odd allowed on Wed, Thu.(or other variant).
Imagine this..... no vehicles allowed downtown on Sunday. Now you can walk, ride your bike, walk the dog, be with your kids in a social and friendlier downtown environment, if only for one safe day.
Just dreaming but you see what I mean. The ideas exist but which ideas are best?
oh please thats why lawyers say hey you dum,well I SHOULD SAY ,THAT WHY THEY HAVE WON MILLIONS AGAINST TAX PAYERS,for people like you to say well the federal standard dont appiy to me..daaaa,so say will you pay and not the tax payers .please put your name and whoever claims this is road safty,..lol.well we know just like churches zoombies..with our tax paying money..lmao the alein comes down and saves your soul..lmao

Since: Jul 07

Miami, Florida

#109 Jun 26, 2008
whodawatda wrote:
<quoted text>oh please thats why lawyers say hey you dum,well I SHOULD SAY ,THAT WHY THEY HAVE WON MILLIONS AGAINST TAX PAYERS,for people like you to say well the federal standard dont appiy to me..daaaa,so say will you pay and not the tax payers .please put your name and whoever claims this is road safty,..lol.well we know just like churches zoombies..with our tax paying money..lmao the alein comes down and saves your soul..lmao
Instead of whining about what we can't do, try giving ideas of what we can do. I only suggest that a problem has been ID'd and people want it solved. Obviously, the current way of doing things is outdated.
Wavy Gravy

Hollywood, FL

#110 Jun 26, 2008
Ignorance wrote:
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It doesn't matter how wide the traffic lanes are because the commuters of South Florida DO NOT move over to allow emergency vehicles to pass. I've witnessed it Soooo many times!
South Florida is the only place I have been to where an Emergency Vehicle driving on I-95 with its lights and sirens on is the slowest moving vehicle around.

ahahhaaaaaa

“what ,hey try this,ok done”

Since: Dec 06

south florida

#111 Jun 27, 2008
Tropic wrote:
<quoted text>Instead of whining about what we can't do, try giving ideas of what we can do. I only suggest that a problem has been ID'd and people want it solved. Obviously, the current way of doing things is outdated.
ok but these problem have been solved by the courts not silly uninformed people trying to get people hurt..we never outdate the judes and please let these people be sued for there way of thinking not the tax payers ..please.

Since: Jul 07

Miami, Florida

#112 Jun 27, 2008
whodawatda wrote:
<quoted text>ok but these problem have been solved by the courts not silly uninformed people trying to get people hurt..we never outdate the judes and please let these people be sued for there way of thinking not the tax payers ..please.
Courts? Lawyers solving problems?

In my world, lawyers ARE the problem.

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